Claus' Ken's twin brother - part I

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Claus' Ken's twin brother - part I

Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 12:22 am #1

Greetings everybody

After finding some shelf space for my 3 new Zeroes - I felt very much for doing another Japanese subject



Then I ended up in a nice kit swap with Claus, he send me a very nice little Fiat (I suspect him of trying to tempt me into the dark side of ground vehicles again... and it's working!) and he didn't want anything in return - but the little devil I am, I send him an example of my 2 in 1 double kit Ki-78 in return

Soon he send me his first progress picture...

So I decided to dig in too



As Claus already mentioned it's a single sprue kit



The interior is basic but adequate

Though I almost used an inner wheel bay door (bottom right) as instrument panel !



I tried to mix my own Japanese interior metallic blue with Vallejo acrylics



But I didn't manage to get the same shade as Xtracolour Japanese interior blue - which I already used on the fuselage interior walls



So I painted all parts with Xtracolour paint - despite not liking to use enamels very much



As Claus, I added a few pieces of plastic

I could tell everybody my small additions were based on secret Ki-78 reports that have been in our family for many years - but it's not - it's pure imagination from my own tap



I decided to raise the bar with this kit - and use 2 (two!) mouse traps



Gaps at the top



Gaps at the bottom



And the worst was yet to come - according Claus



Indeed - the intake/outtake parts on the side mounted radiators are not great fits either



But the worst on my kit was the asymmetric wing position

Probably my fault, not aligning the one piece wing properly



One minute with me, Ken and a knife



Some adjusting with a Scale Aircraft Modelling sanding stick



And ten minutes later...



Time for Tamiya filler



I don't like sanding very much - so this work was postponed until this Sunday evening

It took me almost an hour to drag my lazy bum with some 800 and 600 sheets through this dirty job



Finer grids will follow as soon as the Tamiya fine surface primer has dried enough



So far I had 3 very enjoyable evenings with this little speed experiment - and building it together with Claus adds another dimension to the fun as well, I like that (already looking forward to the Airfix single kit group build) - so now I wonder which version I will do, a silver early career one, or an orange later career one...

I need to sleep over that

Thanks folks

And thanks Claus !


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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: July 27th, 2009, 4:13 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 1:27 am #2

I also almost made that mistake with the instrument panel! Strange with that asymmetric wing as the fuselage/wing gaps are the same width from leading to trailing edge, so it's not misalignment on your part. Also it is not a moulding error as mine does not have that problem.

Looking forward to your progress - you are already ahead of me!

Anyone else have this kit and wish to join in?

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Joined: June 13th, 2009, 11:31 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 2:42 am #3

Greetings everybody

After finding some shelf space for my 3 new Zeroes - I felt very much for doing another Japanese subject



Then I ended up in a nice kit swap with Claus, he send me a very nice little Fiat (I suspect him of trying to tempt me into the dark side of ground vehicles again... and it's working!) and he didn't want anything in return - but the little devil I am, I send him an example of my 2 in 1 double kit Ki-78 in return

Soon he send me his first progress picture...

So I decided to dig in too



As Claus already mentioned it's a single sprue kit



The interior is basic but adequate

Though I almost used an inner wheel bay door (bottom right) as instrument panel !



I tried to mix my own Japanese interior metallic blue with Vallejo acrylics



But I didn't manage to get the same shade as Xtracolour Japanese interior blue - which I already used on the fuselage interior walls



So I painted all parts with Xtracolour paint - despite not liking to use enamels very much



As Claus, I added a few pieces of plastic

I could tell everybody my small additions were based on secret Ki-78 reports that have been in our family for many years - but it's not - it's pure imagination from my own tap



I decided to raise the bar with this kit - and use 2 (two!) mouse traps



Gaps at the top



Gaps at the bottom



And the worst was yet to come - according Claus



Indeed - the intake/outtake parts on the side mounted radiators are not great fits either



But the worst on my kit was the asymmetric wing position

Probably my fault, not aligning the one piece wing properly



One minute with me, Ken and a knife



Some adjusting with a Scale Aircraft Modelling sanding stick



And ten minutes later...



Time for Tamiya filler



I don't like sanding very much - so this work was postponed until this Sunday evening

It took me almost an hour to drag my lazy bum with some 800 and 600 sheets through this dirty job



Finer grids will follow as soon as the Tamiya fine surface primer has dried enough



So far I had 3 very enjoyable evenings with this little speed experiment - and building it together with Claus adds another dimension to the fun as well, I like that (already looking forward to the Airfix single kit group build) - so now I wonder which version I will do, a silver early career one, or an orange later career one...

I need to sleep over that

Thanks folks

And thanks Claus !


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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
That is an interesting build you have there, and will be a colourful addition.

Fred
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 9:25 pm #4

I also almost made that mistake with the instrument panel! Strange with that asymmetric wing as the fuselage/wing gaps are the same width from leading to trailing edge, so it's not misalignment on your part. Also it is not a moulding error as mine does not have that problem.

Looking forward to your progress - you are already ahead of me!

Anyone else have this kit and wish to join in?

_____________
CD
I was pretty sure I lined it up very well the first time, then later on I discovered it was somewhat angled... I don't know how this happened as the fuselage-wing joint is indeed pretty straight - the marvels of limited run kits I guess

I thought about drilling out the exhaust pipes - like you did - but I'm afraid I will do more bad then good, certainly now the wings are glued on the thing, I have to drill from a dangerous angle for the wings - or maybe I can drill them manually... hmmm, worth to consider - and maybe try...

I also would like to finish my I-3 this month, so I'm not sure if I stay ahead, as the I-3 has all the priorities (but not the fun!), I really want to finish that one this month, to get it over with... and I think a new year resolution was involved in it somewhere too

I would love to hear of any other Ken owners - and if they would jump in, I would be REALLY surprised (this time no joke) !

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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 9:29 pm #5

That is an interesting build you have there, and will be a colourful addition.

Fred
Only one was build... so that takes the wind out of my sails to build a whole string of them - a very good point for me

Rubber bands... well maybe next time - but they're absolutely worthless to catch mice !

Thanks for visiting the Kodiak island of the cyberworld

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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: June 19th, 2007, 6:57 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 9:53 pm #6

Greetings everybody

After finding some shelf space for my 3 new Zeroes - I felt very much for doing another Japanese subject



Then I ended up in a nice kit swap with Claus, he send me a very nice little Fiat (I suspect him of trying to tempt me into the dark side of ground vehicles again... and it's working!) and he didn't want anything in return - but the little devil I am, I send him an example of my 2 in 1 double kit Ki-78 in return

Soon he send me his first progress picture...

So I decided to dig in too



As Claus already mentioned it's a single sprue kit



The interior is basic but adequate

Though I almost used an inner wheel bay door (bottom right) as instrument panel !



I tried to mix my own Japanese interior metallic blue with Vallejo acrylics



But I didn't manage to get the same shade as Xtracolour Japanese interior blue - which I already used on the fuselage interior walls



So I painted all parts with Xtracolour paint - despite not liking to use enamels very much



As Claus, I added a few pieces of plastic

I could tell everybody my small additions were based on secret Ki-78 reports that have been in our family for many years - but it's not - it's pure imagination from my own tap



I decided to raise the bar with this kit - and use 2 (two!) mouse traps



Gaps at the top



Gaps at the bottom



And the worst was yet to come - according Claus



Indeed - the intake/outtake parts on the side mounted radiators are not great fits either



But the worst on my kit was the asymmetric wing position

Probably my fault, not aligning the one piece wing properly



One minute with me, Ken and a knife



Some adjusting with a Scale Aircraft Modelling sanding stick



And ten minutes later...



Time for Tamiya filler



I don't like sanding very much - so this work was postponed until this Sunday evening

It took me almost an hour to drag my lazy bum with some 800 and 600 sheets through this dirty job



Finer grids will follow as soon as the Tamiya fine surface primer has dried enough



So far I had 3 very enjoyable evenings with this little speed experiment - and building it together with Claus adds another dimension to the fun as well, I like that (already looking forward to the Airfix single kit group build) - so now I wonder which version I will do, a silver early career one, or an orange later career one...

I need to sleep over that

Thanks folks

And thanks Claus !


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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
a quick job. Well done mate, can't wait to see the next instalment.
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

January 23rd, 2012, 10:55 pm #7

That helps - if it has a few parts more my build tents to stall, and drag on for ages... I hope to get this one done next weekend - at least that's the masterplan (not there yet)

Thanks for dropping in Gerry, appreciated



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William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - AZ Model - Kawasaki Ki-78 : Part I
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: July 13th, 2007, 9:54 pm

January 25th, 2012, 12:11 am #8

Greetings everybody

After finding some shelf space for my 3 new Zeroes - I felt very much for doing another Japanese subject



Then I ended up in a nice kit swap with Claus, he send me a very nice little Fiat (I suspect him of trying to tempt me into the dark side of ground vehicles again... and it's working!) and he didn't want anything in return - but the little devil I am, I send him an example of my 2 in 1 double kit Ki-78 in return

Soon he send me his first progress picture...

So I decided to dig in too



As Claus already mentioned it's a single sprue kit



The interior is basic but adequate

Though I almost used an inner wheel bay door (bottom right) as instrument panel !



I tried to mix my own Japanese interior metallic blue with Vallejo acrylics



But I didn't manage to get the same shade as Xtracolour Japanese interior blue - which I already used on the fuselage interior walls



So I painted all parts with Xtracolour paint - despite not liking to use enamels very much



As Claus, I added a few pieces of plastic

I could tell everybody my small additions were based on secret Ki-78 reports that have been in our family for many years - but it's not - it's pure imagination from my own tap



I decided to raise the bar with this kit - and use 2 (two!) mouse traps



Gaps at the top



Gaps at the bottom



And the worst was yet to come - according Claus



Indeed - the intake/outtake parts on the side mounted radiators are not great fits either



But the worst on my kit was the asymmetric wing position

Probably my fault, not aligning the one piece wing properly



One minute with me, Ken and a knife



Some adjusting with a Scale Aircraft Modelling sanding stick



And ten minutes later...



Time for Tamiya filler



I don't like sanding very much - so this work was postponed until this Sunday evening

It took me almost an hour to drag my lazy bum with some 800 and 600 sheets through this dirty job



Finer grids will follow as soon as the Tamiya fine surface primer has dried enough



So far I had 3 very enjoyable evenings with this little speed experiment - and building it together with Claus adds another dimension to the fun as well, I like that (already looking forward to the Airfix single kit group build) - so now I wonder which version I will do, a silver early career one, or an orange later career one...

I need to sleep over that

Thanks folks

And thanks Claus !


* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 4:15 am

January 26th, 2012, 11:40 pm #9

Greetings everybody

After finding some shelf space for my 3 new Zeroes - I felt very much for doing another Japanese subject



Then I ended up in a nice kit swap with Claus, he send me a very nice little Fiat (I suspect him of trying to tempt me into the dark side of ground vehicles again... and it's working!) and he didn't want anything in return - but the little devil I am, I send him an example of my 2 in 1 double kit Ki-78 in return

Soon he send me his first progress picture...

So I decided to dig in too



As Claus already mentioned it's a single sprue kit



The interior is basic but adequate

Though I almost used an inner wheel bay door (bottom right) as instrument panel !



I tried to mix my own Japanese interior metallic blue with Vallejo acrylics



But I didn't manage to get the same shade as Xtracolour Japanese interior blue - which I already used on the fuselage interior walls



So I painted all parts with Xtracolour paint - despite not liking to use enamels very much



As Claus, I added a few pieces of plastic

I could tell everybody my small additions were based on secret Ki-78 reports that have been in our family for many years - but it's not - it's pure imagination from my own tap



I decided to raise the bar with this kit - and use 2 (two!) mouse traps



Gaps at the top



Gaps at the bottom



And the worst was yet to come - according Claus



Indeed - the intake/outtake parts on the side mounted radiators are not great fits either



But the worst on my kit was the asymmetric wing position

Probably my fault, not aligning the one piece wing properly



One minute with me, Ken and a knife



Some adjusting with a Scale Aircraft Modelling sanding stick



And ten minutes later...



Time for Tamiya filler



I don't like sanding very much - so this work was postponed until this Sunday evening

It took me almost an hour to drag my lazy bum with some 800 and 600 sheets through this dirty job



Finer grids will follow as soon as the Tamiya fine surface primer has dried enough



So far I had 3 very enjoyable evenings with this little speed experiment - and building it together with Claus adds another dimension to the fun as well, I like that (already looking forward to the Airfix single kit group build) - so now I wonder which version I will do, a silver early career one, or an orange later career one...

I need to sleep over that

Thanks folks

And thanks Claus !


* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / previous builds on HS : Plastic Stories

1/72 - Hasegawa(old tool) - Mitsubishi A6M2 : Part I - Part II /end
1/72 - AGA - Polikarpov I-3 : Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV - Part V

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
... and great post. I too do too many 'challenging' short run kits.
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